American Winter ScreeningDate(s): Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Join Councilmember Valerie Ervin and special guests May 29, 2013 at 7:00pm for a free screening of American Winter, a powerful documentary film about families that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Follow the link below to register. http://tinyurl.com/AmericanWinterAFI
Bring Your Volunteer GroupDate(s): Friday, February 15, 2013 - Friday, May 31, 2013
Hunger doesn't take time off, and here at Manna our clients come in everyday to receive emergency food relief. During the holiday season, many in our community join together to fight hunger in Montgomery County by volunteering their time at Manna. But what happens when winter turns to spring? We know there are still many clients who will be here in the coming months, and we need your help to provide them with the nutritious food that has been donated.
Monday-Friday, adult volunteers (18 years of age or older) help with a variety of tasks geared towards creating boxes of fresh food that our clients will receive on that same day. It involves, taping boxes together, cutting boxes apart, sorting through food, putting food in boxes, and helping move boxes out to client cars. The work is physical and volunteers should be comfortable standing on their feet and comfortable with light to moderate lifting (5 - 25 pounds). Bring your corporate group, your church group, or just a few friends and volunteer with Manna. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about giving of your time during the week to support your hungry neighbors.
Art ExhibitionDate(s): Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - Saturday, June 01, 2013
Manna Food Center is recognizing 30 years of fighting hunger and feeding hope in our community. We are inviting all students in Grades K – 12 to participate in a community-wide art exhibition to celebrate the collaboration and care of the community that helped build Manna. Submission theme is “fighting hunger and feeding hope”. Contest rules: • 1 entry per artist • 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14 paper size • Crayon, pastels, pencil, pen, & paint mediums as well as photography accepted. No computer – generated artwork • Submission deadline is June 1, 2013 • Mail your submission to: Manna Food Center, Attention: Volunteer Manager, 9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 • IMPORTANT! Include on the reverse side of your entry: your name, phone number, email, school, and grade. Unfortunately, we cannot accept artwork without this information. Winners will be contacted and recognized at our Community Appreciation Event in June! All submissions become the property of Manna Food Center and will not be returned. When you send in a submission, you are agreeing to allow Manna Food Center to display your artwork and/or post on our webpage or on Manna’s social media outlets, such as, but not limited to Manna’s newsletters, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Community Appreciation EventDate(s): Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Register here for our community appreciation event on June 5! We will rock away the afternoon with live music, fun games, and a chance to see our warehouse up close. Join us from 4pm - 7pm at 9311 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Register today!
Help Distribution at Mobile PantriesDate(s): Sunday, March 31, 2013 - Saturday, November 16, 2013
Manna's mobile pantry distribution sites are growing rapidly. We are in great need of volunteers to help our expanding number of clients who receive food at our Wheaton and Long Branch (Silver Spring) distribution locations. Mobile pantry distribution takes place late afternoon/early evening at designated locations. If you are 18 or older and would like more information on how to help the Manna team reach those at risk of hunger at these specific sites please email email@example.com for more information on how to register to volunteer.
Stock the Shelves: Hold A Food Drive TodayDate(s): Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Manna serves thousands of county residents each year, and relies on the dedication and giving spirit of our neighbors who donate food, funds, and time. During the holidays, many people feel compelled to help feed the hungry and by late January have all but forgotten that hunger is every day. We know at Manna that hunger isn't just around the holidays, but every day for thousands of families, children, and seniors.
Pending cuts to the SNAP (food stamp) program as well as the continuing economic woes ensure that Manna's services will still be needed for a long time to come.
Now is the time we need your help most. You can keep our shelves stocked with fresh produce, dried goods, and canned nutritious veggies throughout the year: Hold a food drive in your workplace or community.
We'll provide you with the resources to succeed in your food drive efforts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed information and a healthy food drive wish list.
The over 184,000 people who will rely on Manna this year rely on you to donate food. Won't you join us in fighting hunger in 2013?